Model wearing Claire McCardell’s pink and white striped dress photographed by Richard Rutledge. Vogue,1952 (via)

Oxford Paper Company Advertisement featuring a Rose Marie Reid Swimsuit c. 1959


Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

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1964 Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog (via)






Dovima and Audrey Hepburn on the set of Funny Face (1957)

Twiggy c. 1966

Jean Patchett, photographed by Milton Greene, New York City, 1953 (via)


Evening dress, 1920’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via Fashion Blog

Photography by Vivian Maier, 1956 (via)


Heading Out For a Night On The Town

Circa 1956
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